Movies to watch on AMC Premiere

AMC Premiere isn’t so much a streaming service as it’s an extension of the regular app for AMC Networks. As long as you have a TV provider that carries AMC, you can stream movies and shows on the AMC app for no extra cost. And there are certain shows you can catch early without commercial interruption that are unlockable with AMC Premiere. 

Since AMC Premiere isn’t a standalone service, you’ll need to purchase it through your TV provider, like Xfinity or fuboTV. There are two ways that you can choose to pay, either $4.99/mo. or $59.99/yr. 

But you’re here for the movies. Unfortunately, AMC doesn’t contain a lot. At least there’s far less in its catalog compared to CBS All Access. At the time of this writing, AMC holds 61 movies in its catalog, while CBS’s streaming app has over 460. So, there’s quite a bit missing from AMC. When you tune in to AMC, new movies and originals exclusive to its service are nowhere to be found. 

For bigger and better movie libraries with comparable prices, you might be better off with Amazon Prime Video or Hulu. The selection of AMC movies mostly ranges from movies you’d watch on TV 10 years ago to a few classic gems you’ve forgotten about. Hopefully, this will shine a light and reveal some of those gems. 

AMC Premiere movies that you forgot existed 

A Bronx Tale

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 93% 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato Jr., Francis Capra, Taral Hicks and Kathrine Narducci

Growing up in the height of change in the 1960s Bronx, Italian-American Calogero worries his straight-edged father (Robert De Niro) when he exhibits an eagerness to impress local mob boss Sonny (Chazz Palminteri). However, when Calogero falls in love with an African-American classmate, he must come to terms with his neighborhood and reconsider the mob culture that once fascinated him.  

Con Air 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 75%
  • Genre: Action
  • Length: 1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi and Ving Rhames

In this popcorn muncher, a prison transport plane known as “Jailbird” flies some of the world’s most notorious and dangerous criminals. Newly paroled Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) just wants to be reunited with his wife and daughter, but when criminal mastermind Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom (John Malkovich) concocts a plan to overthrow the plane and escape the country, Poe teams up with a U.S. Marshall (Cusack) to land the plane and bring Grissom and his cronies to justice. 

G.I. Jane  

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 53% 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 2 hours, 4 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe and Scott Wilson

When a Senator pressures the US Navy into integrating women into its services, senior officials choose the most feminine candidate for their trial, Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil (Demi Moore). But surprisingly, her tenacity and unwillingness to quit even earns the respect of her most ardent critics. 

Rocky Balboa 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 76%
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 1 hour, 42 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Featured actors: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes and Antonio Tarver

Fans of the “Rocky” franchise can rejoice for one final showdown between their hero and the reigning champ, Mason “The Line” Dixon. The story recaptures the glory days of past films while also providing a unique and bitter spin that focuses on themes of aging and acceptance. 

Classic AMC Premiere movies

A Fistful of Dollars 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 91%
  • Genre: Western
  • Length: 1 hour, 36 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch and Sieghardt Rupp

As the struggle for a Mexican village turns increasingly brutal among a warring family, a mysterious traveler (Clint Eastwood) plays each against the other to serve his own interests. Director Sergio Leone was inspired by Akira Kurosawa and his samurai classic Yojimbo

I, Robot 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 70%
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
  • Length: 1 hour, 55 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Featured actors: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, Shia LaBeouf and Bruce Greenwood

In the near future of 2035, artificial intelligence is established as the harbinger of human progress. Humanoid androids are available across the mass market, creating an artificial serf class. But when what appeared as the suicide of a robotics industrialist is questioned by a detective (Will Smith), he teams up with an expert in the field to uncover an even more insidious plot. 

Mission: Impossible 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 71%
  • Genre: Action, Adventure
  • Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Featured actors: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny, Jean Reno and Ving Rhames

A narrative set in the spy world full of double-crosses and treachery, Mission: Impossible follows Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) as a fugitive trying to prove his innocence. Hunt and the team must contend with the nefarious forces of the CIA in order to obtain evidence and expose an even more disastrous plot. 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 94%
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
  • Length: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick and Earl Boen

Forces from the future send a shapeshifting Terminator, the T-1000, to kill a young John Connor. However, when the same model Terminator (T-800), who was originally sent to kill Sarah Connor in the previous film, now arrives to protect her son, circumstances turn even more complicated. What transpires is an unlikely friendship between the T-800 (Schwarzenegger) and John Connor. 

Movies based on a true story

Bleed For This 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 69%
  • Genre: Drama, Biography
  • Length: 1 hour, 56 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds and Ted Levine

The world of boxing is full of comeback stories, and Bleed For This is one of those sagas. After a near-fatal car accident, Vinny Pazienza gets back in the ring against the advice of doctors to win two World Titles. 

Public Enemies 

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 59%
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller
  • Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Rating: R
  • Featured actors: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Channing Tatum and Stephen Graham

A crime wave in 1930s America has captured the hearts and minds of the Depression-era nation. The newly formed FBI headed by J. Edgar Hoover is eager to make a name for itself. Making John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) Public Enemy Number One, the FBI’s top agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) sets out to restore law and order while also extinguishing the nation’s fascination with the American outlaw. 


  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 90%
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 1 hour, 53 minutes
  • Rating: PG
  • Featured actors: Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Jon Favreau, Charles S. Dutton and Greta Lind

Obsessed with football, and more specifically, his family’s beloved Notre Dame, Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) overcomes both his dyslexia to gain admittance into the University, and his size to make the team in order to run on the same gridiron as his heroes. 


  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%
  • Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 69%
  • Genre: Drama, History, Romance
  • Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Featured actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher and Bill Paxton

Recapturing the tragic maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, James Cameron’s adaptation of the true events to film paints a story of forbidden love, class divide and a bitter end. The famous words, “I’m the king of the world,” shouted by Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) will forever be associated with cinema history, as well as the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic where the White Star Line’s supposedly indestructible ship sank. 

Our hot take

The movies you’ll find on AMC on-demand are probably movies you’ve seen once or twice before. But that’s okay since most of the titles on the list have significant rewatch value for one reason or another. 

Although, the movies aren’t AMC Premiere’s main draw. Really what makes AMC Premiere so enticing is its award-winning series, like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead. And on top of that, you’ll have access to other AMC properties, like series from BBC, IFC and Sundance TV. For $5/mo., that’s not too shabby. 

Want to try the app before you buy it? You can do so for seven days with AMC Premiere’s weeklong free trial period. Simply sign up and if it’s not for you, cancel your subscription before your week is up.

Zack Kulm

Zack Kulm is a writer and contributor of He covers a variety of topics from entertainment and gaming technologies to pop culture commentary. Kulm received a degree in English from Penn State University and Film Studies from Pittsburgh Filmmakers Institute. He also produces award-winning documentaries.